TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2018
All Tournament Honors
After an exciting three days at the Mabee Center check out who were the top performers from the prestigious event.
TOURNAMENT MVP: Bryce Thompson, 6’4 Junior Guard, Booker T Washington
In a tournament full of prep stars and future college standouts, the junior guard was the best player every time he stepped on the court. Known as a three point specialist coming into his junior year, Thompson showed his developing all around game with an assist average of 5.3. The Hornet averaged 26 points per game, second best in the tournament. One of the most impressive parts of his performance was that during the 25 points game he scored in the title game, he didn’t make a single three pointer. In recent years, that would’ve been unheard but now Thompson is capable of taking players off the bounce and has a lethal midrange game.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM: Kalib Boone, 6’8 Forward, Tulsa Memorial
The future Cowboy continued his outstanding senior season with averages of 15.6 points, 10 rebounds and 5.3 blocks. His best performance came in their semifinal win over Putnam City West, where he had 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Impressively, this performance came with him missing much of the first half with foul trouble. Boone is the premier shot blocking in the state, and likely will have a chance to end his high school career on a better note at the Mabee Center in March.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM: Keylan Boone, 6’6 Wing, Tulsa Memorial
Recording a double-double all three games, Keylan Boone was particularly impressive against Putnam City West. With his twin brother in foul trouble he was their primary first half scorer, as he would go on to finish with 27 points and 10 rebounds. With averages of 19 points and 10 rebounds, Boone was one of the most versatile players in the field. While his usually outstanding off the dribble shooting was off against Booker T, Boone still was among the elite players at the event.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM: Trey Green, 6’3 Guard, Kingfisher
With so many talented players in the field, there was a lot of flash to the games this past weekend. Trey Green isn’t the flashiest player, but was without a doubt of the most effective. With 24.0 points averaged on the weekend, he was nearly impossible to keep out of the paint. This was evident in his 28 point, 7 rebound performance in the Yellowjacket’s 3rd Place game victory over Putnam City West. Kingfisher is one of the best teams in state regardless of class, and the blue collar, bruising ways of Green is a big reason for that.
ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM: Kellen Hines, 5’11 Senior Guard, Fort Cobb-Broxton
With 93 points in three games, this small town scorer was serving up buckets all weekend long. Hines impressively scored 39 points against Hugo, including many key scores down the stretch to deliver the Mustang their lone win of the weekend. The variety of ways Hines can score was on display; from bombing threes, to tough contested looks in the mid-range, to using his strong pitbull like frame to finish at the rim. While the Mustangs went 1-2 at the ToC, Hines and company look poised at a another run at the Class A Gold Ball.
TOURNAMENT MVP: R.J. Weeks, 6’4 Senior Guard, Kingston
Weeks brought the energy and heart all three days for Kingston. Against Kingfisher he finished with a team high 25 points. While in their Consolation Championship victory over Fort Cobb-Broxton, it was Week’s defensive effort and 20 points that helped them turn a first half deficit into a comfortable win. On the weekend, the senior finished with a scoring average of 18.3 a game. Senior Jacob Germany is often the star for Kingston, but it appears Weeks’ energy and leadership might just be the key to them in winning Class 3A’s gold ball.